Still Dressed In White Tee's
Along with the sudden proliferation of southern rap in the late 2000âs came complacency and experimentation. But, out of the music marketing bureauâs repulsive lapses, snap is the worst. Dem Franchise Boyz only hinted at this fact when they first hit the scene dressed in âWhite Teeâs.â On their second outing, On Top of Our Game, the Atlanta-based collective rehashes the same formula that endeared them to a handful of the party-going hip-population.
The ubiquitous âI Think They Like Meâ is so underwhelming that not even a star-studded remix can transform their finger-snaps into an ovation. âLean Wit it, Rock Wit itâ wonât resolve DFBâs much-publicized dispute with D4L over who originated the snap dance, but it will definitely have heads nodding away. Sadly, the album relies heavily on drug allusions, car infatuations (âRidin Rimsâ), and immodest imageries (âGive Propsâ).
On Top of Our Gameâs major pitfall is the inconsistent sounds divulged on the production end. Segueing from a synth-heavy crunk tune like âYou Know What It Isâ to their Top 10 snap single âLean Wit It, Rock Wit Itâ yields a confusing sonic combination. Despite their failed attempt at diversification, the single is a sure-shot thatâll definitely have heads nodding for a while.
All Play, No Work
The album also reveals a scary truth thatâll test the crewâs durability in the future: Pimpin, Jizzal, Parlae, and Buddie are all easily interchangeable on the mike. What the Boyz fails to achieve with individual identities, they make up with dance-able party tunes and fun tracks. Regardless, Dem Franchize Boyz need to step up their sound if they really want to be âOn Top Of Their Game.âTop Tracks
- Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It
- Give Props